The History of ALFA Romeo 33

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Alfa Romeo 33

The History Of ALFA Romeo 33

article is about the family car in For the sports car, see Alfa 33 Stradale. For racing car, see Romeo Tipo 33.

The Alfa 33 is a small family car produced by the automaker Alfa Romeo 1983 and 1995. It was essentially an of its predecessor, the Alfasud, which was on the same floorplan, chassis and albeit with some modifications. The 33 was discontinued in 1994 and by the Alfa Romeo 145 and 146, used the same boxer but built around an entirely new based on the Fiat Tipo.

The 5-door hatchback version was in 1983, and a station wagon (initially badged Giardinetta, badged SportWagon) was introduced the year as the same time as a drive version of the hatchback. The was styled by the Centro Stile Romeo, Ermanno Cressoni, the station wagon was designed by

The 33 became renowned for its nimble and powerful boxer engines, but became equally well-known for its electronics and tendencies to rust (a complaint on Italian cars in at the time). Another issue was its and increased unsprung weight — the inboard front disks on the gearbox) had been moved to the common outboard disks on the wheel hubs). The rear of the Sud’s four-wheel disk had also been replaced drums from the Nissan as used on the Arna.

The 33 has a unique place in Alfa history – nearly 1 of these cars were internationally.

During its 11 year lifespan the 33 saw two In consequence Alfisti tend to each styling trend of the 33 the flagship vehicle produced by Romeo at that time.[citation

The First 33’s are sometimes to as ‘Alfa 90′ 33s, as most resemble that Further re-styles were to a mild one in autumn 1986, the 1.7 litre engine was introduced and a interior; these are known as 75′ 33s.

Later followed a much extensive facelift in the end of 1989 Series II), with a interior, the introduction of fuel the 1.7 litre engine upgraded to a 137 bhp 16 valve version, and a heavily exterior, in line with the new family look established by the 164. Also new four version was introduced called as 4, which was renamed to Q4 starting 1992.

The last 33s are known as ‘Nuova’ or ‘164’ 33s for their to that model. These are particularly prized by Alfisti for performance and sophistication. Late 33s also do not suffer from the problems of their ancestors, as frames are galvanized in the manner introduced with the 164.

First series (1983-1986)

1.2 flat-4, 50kW (68PS; @6000 rpm, 92N·m @3200 rpm (Single carburettor)

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1.3 flat-4, 58kW (79PS; @6000 rpm, 113N·m @3500 rpm (Single carburettor)

1.3 1351cc flat-4, 63kW 84bhp) @5800 rpm, (89ft·lbf) @4000 rpm

1.5 1490cc 62kW (84PS; 83bhp) rpm, 123N·m (91ft·lbf) rpm

1.5 1490cc flat-4, 70kW 94bhp) @5750 rpm, (98ft·lbf) @4000 rpm (Twin

1.5, 1490cc flat-4, (105PS; 103bhp) @6000 136N·m (100ft·lbf) @4000 rpm carburettor)

First series (1986-1989)

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